Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013 750ml
Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Jancis Robinson 16.5
Tasted blind. Mid jewelry ruby. Sweaty fruit, not quite fresh, on the nose. Solid with lots of tannin. Still quite youthful, perhaps the most youthful wine in this tasting; an ambitious package. For those who like structure rather than charm.
Character of the wine
The wine is harmonious, round, generous, fleshy, ample, mellow, racy and elegant, in colour a deep rich ruby red.
The bouquet is of quite exceptional aromatic intensity in which the concentrated perfumes of rich red and black fruits (cherries, mulberries, blackcurrants), vanilla and spices, woodland undergrowth, violets and, with age, animal pelts, all mingle and combine. In the mouth this ample, meaty, muscular wine achieves perfect balance between fine tannins, mellowness, and a discreet acidity; the complex aromas linger very long in the mouth.